Why Americans Must Reject the War on Terror

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December 6, 2012 by bfranklin2076

While I don’t pretend to believe that we ever had a pure non-interventionist or “just war” foreign policy (even at our earliest stages) I certainly think we have strayed so far from that ideal and what was laid out by our founders.  There are and will certainly continue to be unintended consequences from what our government has done and continues to do abroad.   That’s not to say there isn’t a credible radical Islamic threat, but we have to question whether or not our governments support (e.g. Syrian rebels, Muslim Brotherhood) or even actions (Iraq, Libya, expanding drone war, and numerous bases in the middle east) will add more fuel to that growing fire?  Do we create more terrorists then we try to destroy?  If so, when does that cycle end?   How many more preemptive wars will we need to start?  Either way violence and continual war are mechanisms, whether it be intentional or from good intention, for more power within the state.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/19955/why-ron-paul-and-pope-benedict-agree-that-americans-must-reject-the-war-on-terror

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3 thoughts on “Why Americans Must Reject the War on Terror

  1. tjefferson2076 says:

    Another interesting read on Lew Rockwell’s site: http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/govett1.1.1.html

    • tjefferson2076 says:

      I just want to add to the last link entitled Can Christians be soldiers? I believe that followers of Christ can and should be soldiers. Their is a difference between a soldier whose motivation is death, destruction, conquest, and a soldier whose goal is peace, charity, and defense of the weak, the poor, the defenseless. St. Paul said “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against wicked spirits in heavenly places:” (marg.) Eph. 6:12 Our fight is not against men, our fight is not our own, but we are called by God to do his will on earth, to fight the good fight, to be his soldiers.

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